Transport in Morbi
It is a fact that Morbi does not have any airport. The nearest airport is located at Rajkot, which is almost 70 Km from this city. What is more, even though Morbi has two railway stations, not many trains stop there. There is of course a third railway station at Wankara; but that too is around 27 Km from here. Therefore, if anybody wishes to visit Morbi, it is far easier to travel to Rajkot by air or rail and then take a road transport from there. As we have already mentioned, the distance between the two cities is around 70 Km. One can also come here via Ahmadabad; but that is located at a distance of around 190 Km from Morbi and therefore, one will have to spend more time travelling by road.
Traveling by Train to Morbi
However, another way to reach Morbi is to take one of those trains that run on Ahmadabad-Rajkot route and get down and Wankaner. From there, it is possible to catch one of the DMU trains that stop at Nazarbaug or Morbi.
Railway Stations in MorbiThe two stations located in the vicinity of the town are known as Nazarbagh Railway Station (Station Code NZG) and Morvi Railway Station (Station Code MVI). While the former is located near Bhadiyad Road on the right bank of River Machchu, the later is located on Navlakhi Road on the left bank. Both these stations were built by the erstwhile rulers to facilitate transportation of goods produced in the state. Till date most trains that pass through these stations are goods trains. Incidentally, the Morvi Railway Station is also a place of tourist interest. The architecture of the building combines both the European and Indian style of architecture.
Passenger trains that run through Morbi Railway StationHowever, few passenger trains also run through these stations. Most of them run from Morbi to Wankaner stopping at Nazarbaugh, Rafaleshwar and Makansar on the way. Besides, there are also a couple of Rajkot-Morbi DMU Passenger trains running through this route. Moreover, Gandhidham-Kamakhya Express and Gandhidham and Bandra Express also stop at Morvi Railway Station once a week.
Travelling by Road to MorbiTravelling by road to and from Morbi is comparatively easier and hassle free. The city is well connected to other parts of the state through a network of National and State Highways. Among them, NH 8-A which runs from Ahmadabad to Narayn Sarovar in Kutch district, is a very important road for Morbi.
National Highway 8-ANH-8A not only connects Morbi with Ahmedabad, but also to a host other cities such as Bagodara, Limbdi, Sayla, Wankaner, Samakhiyari, Bhacahu, Mandvi and many other important cities in Kutch district. Moreover, the road is directly connected with NH 8-B and NH 14. Together they form a network, which covers most of Gujarat.
State Highways in MorbiThe most important road that runs through Morbi is the Sanala Road. This road is actually a part of SH 22 that runs from Halvad to Jambuda crossing Morbi, Tankara, Latipur and Dhrol on its way.
SH 24 is another important road for Morbi. It runs from Rajkot to Navalakhi. However, the road is mostly referred as the Morbi Bypass or Morbi-Rajkot Bypass because the road actually bypasses the city. Unlike SH 22, it does not run through the town. Recently, the government of Gujarat has upgraded the Morbi Bypass- Navlakhi Road into a two-lane highway.
The third important road in this town is the Navalkhi Road. The rulers of erstwhile princely state conceived this road for connecting Morbi with Navalakhi port. It now connects SH 24 (Morbi Bypass) with SH 22. The Morbi Railway Station is located on this road. The fourth important road in this town is the Vavdi Road. It starts from Vavdi in Rajkot district and runs through the Morbi city to meet Mahendrapara Road.
Besides the above mentioned roads, there are quite a few intra- city roads running through Morbi. Jail road, Canal road Ravapar Road etc are some of them.
Road Transportation in MorbiFor intra-city travel, auto rickshaws are best means. Buses are the best mode of transport for travelling outside the city. It generally takes 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Rajkot, 4 hours 30 minutes to reach Ahmedabad and about 13 hours to reach Mumbai.
Travelling by Buses to MorbiFor intra-state travel, one can either avail buses belonging to Gujarat Corporation State Road Transport or use private transportation. The GSRTC buses are very clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. The fleet consists of luxury, semi-luxury, express, ordinary and sleeper buses.
Other than that, there are many private players that ply buses in this route. Most of these buses terminate at the new Bus Stand on Sanala Road. Tickets can be bought either online or directly from the bus terminus. Many travel agents in Morbi also offer this service; In order to contact them, you may refer to our page on travel agents in Morbi.
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